Monday, November 19, 2007

Variety of Food, Day 19: Hoi Sin Fish

I have people to cook for again! My mom and dad came into town today, and my husband may even be in later tonight. So much better than cooking just for one. We started with dumplings and sauce, and proceeded to the main meal.

Hoi Sin Fish
From Charmaine Solomon's The Complete Asian Cookbook
1 1/2 pounds of firm white fish (I used Chilean sea bass)
2 tbsp peanut oil
2 cloves of crushed garlic
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp grated ginger
2 tsp hoi sin sauce
1 spring onion diced
Heat the oil in a wok, and fry the garlic to golden brown. Add the fish, and brown on both sides. Sprinkle the soy sauce over the fish and cover for 1 minute. Add the ginger and cover for another minute. Turn off the heat, add the hoi sin sauce to the gravy. Serve the fish with the gravy over the top, garnished with the spring onions.

I served this with white rice and some braised baby bok choy, and it was pronounced tasty. It's just so nice to have a reason to cook again, and it's doubly nice that my mom helped me do all the dishes after dinner. Woohoo!


stephanie said...

That sounds yummy! Aren't mom's the best??

James said...

This sounds really good. I probably shouldn't be reading your blog right before lunch when all I have to look forward to is the cup-o-soup in my desk drawer.

Will we get a lumpia recipe? If we already have, sorry for missing it.

cat said...

haha mmm...sounds good...and glad you some help so your kitchen is nice and clean :D

Heather said...

Mom's are, indeed, the best. I told mine she can come back any time (and not just because she did so many dishes while she was here).

I'm not certain I'm up for lumpia, but I'll see -- still just about a week left! I haven't actually found the wrappers out here, yet, so that would be a big factor in the overall prospect.